Check out these pictures and profiles of some of the Iditarod's top dogs!
This year's Iditarod started March 2nd, and is still going! The race kicks off from Anchorage, Alaska, spans 975 miles of snow-covered wilderness, and ends in the far northern city of Nome.
25 year old Dallas Seavey and his team are the 2012 Iditarod Dog Sled Champions! Seavey crossed the finish line in Nome with a team of nine dogs and captured first place just before 8:30p.m. PST, setting an Iditarod record for being the youngest musher to ever win the race.
A native of Wasilla, AK, Dallas Seavey moved to Alaska at the age of five from Colorado and was a top ranked wrestler before turning his attention to dog sledding after graduating high school.
Aily Zirkle put up a great fight, and is only five miles out of Nome at the moment, with Ramey Smyth only ten miles out and closing in fast. The battle for second place is heating up, with Aaron Burmeister likely taking fourth place.
Congratulations Dallas! Give your doggies some steak tonight to celebrate! They've earned it!
Iditarod leader Dallas Seavey left the White Mountain checkpoint this morning, with only 77 miles and one final checkpoint separating himself from Nome and total victory over the toughest race in the world.
As it stands, Dallas Seavey has an hour lead on Aliy Zirkle and almost two hours on the third place musher, Ramey Smyth. The only question now, is whether or not Zirkle's 10 dog team can overtake Seavey's 9 dog team before he reaches Nome.
Iditarod officials announced this morning that they expect Seavey to arrive in Nome sometime between 5p.m. and 6p.m. this evening, so stay tuned for the final results of this year's race right here at